Polish minority protest action in Hrodna

2009 2009-01-19T11:57:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

On 17 January some 200 members of the unregistered Union of Poles in Belarus, headed by Andzelika Borys, held an unsanctioned action of protest in front of the building of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The demonstrators expressed their discontent with the town authorities’ decision to confiscate the building constructed at the expense of the Polish government.  
The demonstrators’ aim was to support Mrs.Borys during her first meeting with head of the pro-Lukashenka Union of Poles Josef Lucznik since 2006, when the Union of Poles in Belarus was accused of planning an uprising similar to what took place in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan.